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January 18, 2017
NHL Barometer: Backstrom's Back!
The start was sluggish but the Caps' #1 center has been flying of late. Read to see who else Jan Levine highlights in this week's Barometer.
January 11, 2017
NHL Barometer: Kadri Lateral
Among his selections in the latest Barometer, Jan Levine reveals a Leaf forward whose excellent performance is being hidden by the team's younger stars.
January 4, 2017
NHL Barometer: Auston Brewin'
Jan Levine takes a look at the most recent risers and fallers, including last summer's top pick who has heated up again.
December 27, 2016
NHL Barometer: Sean of the Red
In this week's Barometer, Jan Levine highlights a young Flame who has already burned many opponents...with his skill.
December 21, 2016
NHL Barometer: Miller Instinct
Among the topics in this week's Barometer, Jan Levine discusses the lead man in Vancouver's inevitably troubled goaltending situation.
December 14, 2016
NHL Barometer: Flick of the Risto
When it comes to fantasy, goals aren't everything. In his latest Barometer, Jan Levine proves this theory with the help of a certain Buffalo defenseman.
November 30, 2016
NHL Barometer: Bust, A Cap
Jan Levine covers a number of slumping players in this week's Barometer, including a Washington blueliner who's not so elite anymore.
November 23, 2016
NHL Barometer: Andrei the Giant
Among the players highlighted in his latest Barometer, Jan Levine looks at a Russian upstart looking to take over in Tampa.
November 16, 2016
NHL Barometer: This 'Cane is Able
Tuukka isn't the only Rask who's been doing well. Along with the Carolina center, Jan Levine discusses other movers in this week's Barometer.
November 9, 2016
NHL Barometer: Blue Jacket Required
Jan Levine looks at who's up, who's down, and who's hurt in the latest Barometer, including the top defender down in Columbus.
November 2, 2016
NHL Barometer: For Devan's Sake
In this week's Barometer, Jan Levine looks at the top studs and duds, including the main man between the pipes in Minny.
October 28, 2016
NHL Barometer: From Predator to Prey
In this week's Barometer, Jan Levine looks at recent movers, including a top fantasy goalie looking to turn it around.
October 22, 2016
NHL Barometer: Hero to Zero for Hagelin
Jan Levine looks at who's up and who's down this week in the NHL, including playoff hero Carl Hagelin scuffling in Pittsburgh.
October 15, 2016
NHL Barometer: The Flower Blooms in Pittsburgh
Jan Levine looks at who's up and who's down in the first week of the NHL, including Marc-Andre Fleury, who has a chance to hold onto the goalie job in Pittsburgh with Matt Murray on the shelf.
March 31, 2016
NHL Barometer: Hail to the Scheif
In his Barometer finale, Jan Levine shines a light on a Winnipeg youngster already playing like an elite center.
March 25, 2016
NHL Barometer: The Dub's on a Roll
Jan Levine looks at who's hot and who's not in the NHL this week, including goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who has been a big late-season key for the Wild.
March 18, 2016
NHL Barometer: A Shark with No Bite
Jan Levine looks at who's up and who's down in the NHL this week, including long-time Shark Patrick Marleau who is scuffling mightily.
March 9, 2016
NHL Barometer: A Hab in the Dark
Even though Montreal has fallen, Alex Galchenyuk is someone on the way up. See who else Jan Levine highlights in this week's Barometer.
March 2, 2016
NHL Barometer: Mika-Boo!
Surprise! Ottawa has a new top dog down the middle. Read who else makes the cut and falls short in this week's Barometer.
February 24, 2016
NHL Barometer: Turris Trap
Don't look now but Kyle Turris is in a major slump. Read up to see how others are faring in this week's Barometer.
February 17, 2016
NHL Barometer: Stepan Out
Derek Stepan is once again leading on Broadway and moving up on the Barometer. See who else Jan Levine says is improving, in a rut, or in pain.
February 10, 2016
NHL Barometer: Strome Alone
In this week's Barometer, Jan Levine includes a former first-rounder who has frustrated Isles fans and fantasy owners this season.
February 3, 2016
NHL Barometer: Silver Spooner
In his latest edition of risers and fallers, Jan Levine focuses on a young Bruin forward who is taking advantage of his opportunities.
January 27, 2016
NHL Barometer: Low Flame
This week's Barometer looks at a young Flames forward who has slipped in recent weeks but has the opportunity to turn it back around.
January 21, 2016
NHL Barometer: Windy City Winner
Jan Levine's look around the league includes Chicago's Artemi Panarin, who is one of the top newcomers in the NHL this season.
January 13, 2016
NHL Barometer: Mumbo Jumbo
He may be slightly old and slow but Joe Thornton's run of fantasy success continues. Jan Levine talks about the big Shark and others in the latest Barometer.
January 5, 2016
NHL Barometer: Here Comes the Gibson
John Gibson is running away with the top goaltending job in Anaheim. Read who else is streaking, sliding, and suffering in this week's Barometer.
December 23, 2015
NHL Barometer: The NeverEnding Corey
In his latest Barometer, Jan Levine looks at a goalie who doesn't get enough respect even while backstopping his team to two Cups.
December 11, 2015
NHL Barometer: Welcome Back, Carter
In LA, Jeff Carter has developed into a multi-category contributor. Check out what Jan Levine reveals about the forward and others in this week's Barometer.
December 2, 2015
NHL Barometer: Good Job, Bob!
The Blue Jackets are improving and their leader between the pipes is the main reason why. Read what Jan Levine says about him in the latest NHL Barometer.
November 28, 2015
NHL Barometer: Not So Super Trouba
Jan Levine analyzes who's rising and who's falling in the NHL, including Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba, who has been anything but super this year.
November 18, 2015
NHL Barometer: Rask for Forgiveness
Many fantasy owners are upset with the early play from one of the league's top goalies. Jan Levine explains who and why in this week's Barometer.
November 4, 2015
NHL Barometer: Top Brassard
Jan Levine discusses his picks, duds, and warning signs in this week's Barometer, which includes a dependable center starring on Broadway.
October 28, 2015
NHL Barometer: Connor Bound
Relax, fantasy owners, Connor McDavid is doing just fine. Jan Levine looks at the Edmonton phenom and other movers in this week's Barometer.
October 21, 2015
NHL Barometer: Stone Cold Krejci
Jan Levine opens his debut regular season Barometer by looking at a Bruin who is returning to former glory.
October 8, 2015
NHL Barometer: Three Types of Busts
Jan Levine breaks down the three principal types of busts and those that fit under each category, including James Wisniewski, who might find points hard to collect in Carolina.
April 13, 2015
NHL Barometer: Playoff Preview
Jan Levine previews the NHL playoffs and envisions Rick Nash lifting the Stanley Cup in June.
March 30, 2015
NHL Barometer: Season Finale
Jan Levine wraps up the Barometer for the season but not before highlighting the likes of Kyle Turris, who is helping Ottawa making a playoff push.
March 23, 2015
NHL Barometer: Nuge on Fire
Jan Levine's weekly look at the NHL's risers and fallers includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who is on fire lately for the Oilers..
March 16, 2015
Jan Levine checks on Jacob Trouba, who has failed to live up to lofty expectations placed on him this year in Winnipeg.
March 9, 2015
NHL Barometer: Monahan's Flame Burns Bright
Jan Levine shines a deserving spotlight on Sean Monahan, who has been overshadowed in Calgary.
March 2, 2015
NHL Barometer: Hab Getting Hot
Jan Levine runs down the risers and fallers this week in the NHL, including David Desharnais, who has gotten hot lately for the Canadiens.
February 23, 2015
NHL Barometer: Sedin Still Sizzling
Jan Levine looks at who's hot and who's not in the NHL this week, and few are hotter than Vancouver's Henrik Sedin.
January 19, 2015
NHL Barometer: Risers and Fallers
Torey Krug is among this week's risers for Jan Levine in his Barometer. See who else makes the list.
January 4, 2015
NHL Barometer: Strome Strong
Ryan Strome is on the way because of his move from wing to center. See who else reaches Jan Levine's risers and fallers lists.
December 28, 2014
NHL Barometer: Development Is Non-Linear
Seth Jones is just the latest example of why we say that defensemen develop slowly and in a non-linear fashion, according to RotoWire's Jan Levine.
December 15, 2014
NHL Barometer: Fine On His Own
Ryan Getzlaf hasn't faltered despite being without his linemate Corey Perry. Check out the latest batch of Risers and Fallers in this week's Barometer.
December 7, 2014
NHL Barometer: The King Is Tired
RotoWire's Jan Levine suggests that the Rangers need to give Henrik Lundqvist a little more rest to preserve him for the stretch run.
November 30, 2014
NHL Barometer: Not So Defensive
Fantasy owners of Alex Ovechkin were worried when Barry Trotz was hired to coach the Caps, but their fears haven't been justified yet.
November 21, 2014
Get up, get down, Olli is a joke in yet another town. See who else makes Jan Levine's risers and fallers this week.
November 16, 2014
NHL Barometer: Missing the Carnival
Corey Perry missed out on the back-to-back games against the Kings this week due to a viral gland infection.
November 7, 2014
NHL Barometer: Hot Swede In the Hub
Carl Soderberg has been the Bruins' most productive center so far this season.
November 2, 2014
NHL Barometer: Capital Investment
Marcus Johansson is riding on Alexander Ovechkin's line and riding high in the process.
October 23, 2014
Frederik Andersen has the early edge of John Gibson between the pipes for the Ducks. Who else is rising and falling early in the season - check out Jan Levine's recommendations.
April 14, 2014
NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?
RotoWire's Jan Levine lays out his playoff scenarios in advance of his playoffs player rankings. Will Gabriel Landeskog be hoisting the Conn Smythe at the end of the Cup Finals?
April 5, 2014
NHL Barometer: Swan Song
The Barometer wraps up this week but not before highlighting the likes of Anze Kopitar, who has had an outstanding season for the Kings.
March 29, 2014
NHL Barometer: Avalanche of Points
Matt Duchene set a career high this year with 70 points, as he has 14 points in his last 16 games.
March 22, 2014
NHL Barometer: Stamkos is Back
A healthy Steven Stamkos will make the Lightning a very tough out in the playoffs.
March 15, 2014
NHL Barometer: Career Year for Duchene
The Avs' MVP, Matt Duchene is playing out of his mind and could be on his way to 80 points if he stays hot.
March 8, 2014
NHL Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout
Steven Stamkos was activated off injured reserve Thursday, but he returns to a Lightning lineup that looks radically after the trade deadline.
March 1, 2014
NHL Barometer: The Big Pavelski
Joe Pavelski started the post-Olympic portion of the schedule in fine fashion Thursday with a hat trick.
February 6, 2014
NHL Barometer: Backes Carries Blues
David Backes may not get the publicity of other centers, but with 174 hits and 38 blocked shots, he plays a complete game.
January 31, 2014
NHL Barometer: Phil's on Fire
Phil Kessel remains absolutely on fire and entrenched in the NHL's top 10 scorers with 57 points in 56 games this season.
January 23, 2014
NHL Barometer: The Bob is on a Roll
Sergei Bobrovsky been dynamite since returning from injured reserve earlier this month.
January 18, 2014
NHL Barometer: Mighty Mite Power
Martin St. Louis has been on fire since getting snubbed by Team Canada for the Winter Olympics.
January 11, 2014
NHL Barometer: Weber's on the Prowl
Shea Weber is heating up after a stone-cold start to the year for the Predators.
January 3, 2014
NHL Barometer: Super Trouba
After returning from a neck injury in late November, Jacob Trouba posted nine points in 14 games in December.
December 26, 2013
NHL Barometer: Super Joe to the Rescue
Super Joe Thornton isn't the goal-scorer he once was, but he still is a master facilitator for the Sharks.
December 14, 2013
NHL Barometer: Franzen is Motorin'
Detroit's Johan Franzen has been on an absolute tear over the last month, scoring at least a point in 11 of his last 14 games.
December 7, 2013
NHL Barometer: Take That, Mayor
David Desharnais' recent run has quieted Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, who suggested a one-way ticket to the AHL for Desharnais back.
November 28, 2013
NHL Barometer: Lightning It Up
For all the consternation and concern as to how Martin St. Louis would play with Steven Stamkos out, so far, we can put that issue to bed.
November 15, 2013
NHL Barometer: Flyin' in Philly
Brayden Schenn has been on a tear as the Flyers try to dig themselves out of an early season hole.
November 8, 2013
NHL Barometer: Captain Coyote
Shane Doan has picked up his game after a slow start, scoring 10 points his last 11 games for the Coyotes.
November 1, 2013
NHL Barometer: Leaf Not Falling
While there have been lapses in effort, Nazem Kadri is starting to prove that last year's hot start wasn't a fluke.
October 25, 2013
NHL Barometer: Top of the Rock
Lost in the Devils' nightmare start has been the return to form by defenseman Marek Zidlicky, who is the top D-man at the Rock.
October 18, 2013
NHL Barometer: Marleau Turns Back the Clock
Patrick Marleau is on fire to the start the season for Sharks, extending his point streak to seven games.
October 12, 2013
NHL Barometer: Gagner's on the Comeback Trail
Sam Gagner continues to make steady progress in his return from a broken jaw for the Oilers.
October 5, 2013
NHL Barometer: Ready for Takeoff
Jacob Trouba made his NHL debut Tuesday with the Winnipeg Jets and showed legitimate offensive upside.
April 29, 2013
NHL Barometer: NHL Playoff Ranks
Jan Levine predicts that Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins will be hoisting the Stanley Cup.
April 19, 2013
NHL Barometer: Finishing Strong
Zach Bogosian hasn't had a great year for the Jets, but he looks to be closing the season with a flourish.
April 11, 2013
NHL Barometer: Mr. Streaky Heats Up
Phil Kessel is on another hot streak; just in time too for the playoff-bound Maple Leafs.
April 5, 2013
NHL Barometer: Stop the Presses
Mike Green is back; after looking washed up, Green has flipped the switch since returning from injury.
March 28, 2013
NHL Barometer: Mr. Consistency
Martin St. Louis has been one of the league's most consistent point producers this season for Tampa Bay.
March 22, 2013
NHL Barometer: Good Times Again
The misery of last season is long gone for Matt Duchene, who already has topped the 30-point mark.
March 15, 2013
NHL Barometer: Crowning Achievement
Jake Muzzin has taken advantage of the absence of several L.A. defensemen to seamlessly fit into the blueline for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
March 8, 2013
NHL Barometer: Ovi Still the Great
Rumors of Alexander Ovechkin's fantasy demise may have been greatly exaggerated, at least if his recent performance is to be believed.
March 1, 2013
NHL Barometer: Perry's Firework Lighting it Up
Corey Perry no longer is being confused for Katy, as he's turned his game around in Anaheim.
February 22, 2013
NHL Barometer: A Kid Again in Pittsburgh
Sidney Crosby is finally healthy and producing for the Penguins after two seasons of setbacks.
February 15, 2013
NHL Barometer: Star Shines Once More
Brenden Morrow has turned back in the clock in Dallas after ascending to the Stars' top line recently.
February 8, 2013
Among the NHL leaders in points, Martin St. Louis continues to defy old age and build his Hall of Fame credentials.
February 2, 2013
NHL Barometer: Tavares on his Way to Elite Status
The Islanders are off to a somewhat surprisingly strong start, and it's John Tavares leading the way.
January 24, 2013
NHL Barometer: On his Way Up Again
His game may have changed, but so have Vincent Lecavalier's fantasy prospects -- he's on his way up again.
January 18, 2013
NHL Barometer: New Canuck to Stop the Puck
Cory Schneider is set to take over between the pipes for the Canucks, ousting veteran netminder Roberto Luongo.
April 10, 2012
NHL Barometer: Overall Playoff Rankings
RotoWire's Jan Levine picks Pekka Rinne and the Preds to win the Cup.
March 30, 2012
NHL Barometer: Team Teemu HoF
If this is the final season for Teemu Selanne, he should go right into the Hall of Fame.
March 23, 2012
NHL Barometer: Penguin Party
James Neal is loving life in Pittsburgh and has an outside shot at bagging 40 goals this season.
March 16, 2012
NHL Barometer: A Refreshing Moulson
Matt Moulson proved last year he was no fluke, and he's back at it again this year with 30 goals for the third straight season.
March 9, 2012
NHL Barometer: Few have been Sharper
Patrick Sharp is overshadowed by teammates, but he is having a strong season.
March 2, 2012
NHL Barometer: No More Staal-ing
Eric Staal has more than rebounded from his abysmal start and is giving Carolina the production fantasy owners expected.
February 24, 2012
NHL Barometer: Capital Contradiction
Alexander Semin has been criticized at times for his seemingly indifferent play, but he's piling up the points.
February 18, 2012
NHL Barometer: Devil of a Time
Martin Broduer's hot stretch has been lost in the shuffle of the fine play in New Jersey.
February 14, 2012
NHL Barometer: Edmonton's Magic Man
Sam Gagner has been on a magical run lately for the Oilers.
February 1, 2012
NHL Barometer: Still Bringing It
Vincent Lecavalier might not be the feared scorer he once was, but he's regained fantasy relevance for sure.
January 20, 2012
Long-time Devil Patrik Elias is on a point-per-game pace for New Jersey this season.
January 16, 2012
NHL Barometer: Okposo's Island
Kyle Okposo has produced more regularly the last three weeks, and as long as he stays hot, he should continue to see ice time on the Island.
January 6, 2012
NHL Barometer: Keeping Father Time Away
Daniel Alfredsson has 31 points in 35 games this season, but that's not the full story for the 39 year old.
December 30, 2011
NHL Barometer: Back on the Beam
Jordan Staal appears to be fully healthy for the Penguins.
December 23, 2011
NHL Barometer: The Geno Who Saved Pittsburgh
Evgeni Malkin has stepped up for Pittsburgh in Sidney Crosby's absence.
December 16, 2011
NHL Barometer: Luongo's Wakeup Call
Roberto Luongo looked to be sleep walking through the early part of the season. Safe to say, he heard the alarm bells.
December 9, 2011
NHL Barometer: Red Wing Rising
Henrik Zetterberg has turned his season around with his recent hot streak.
December 2, 2011
NHL Barometer: Heating Up in Anaheim
After a slow start, Corey Perry is playing like the Hart Trophy winner he was last season.
November 25, 2011
NHL Barometer: Rising and Falling
Shea Weber is making a case that he is the NHL's best overall defenseman.
November 18, 2011
NHL Barometer: Injury Caps Green's Status
The word out of Washington keeps getting worse for Mike Green.
November 10, 2011
NHL Barometer: Crosby Comeback Close
Sidney Crosby's return to the Penguins could come as early as next week.
November 4, 2011
NHL Barometer: Cracks in the Armor
Is the end near for Martin Brodeur?
October 27, 2011
NHL Barometer: Risers, Fallers
Evgeni Malkin is back in action for the Penguins, making his season debut Tuesday.
October 13, 2011
NHL Barometer: Staal's Fortuitous Situation
Pittsburgh injuries have opened opportunities for Jordan Staal, and he is taking advantage.
October 6, 2011
NHL Barometer: Power Up in Pittsburgh
Chris Kunitz's fantasy value is rising, as he's set to play on the Pens' No. 1 power-play unit.
April 11, 2011
NHL Barometer: Postseason Player Rankings
Is this the year Roberto Luongo and the Canucks get over the hump?
April 1, 2011
NHL Barometer: Lightning Strikes Twice in This Week's 'Risers'
March 26, 2011
NHL Barometer: Pavelski Picks up the Pace
March 18, 2011
NHL Barometer: The Stars' Star Goalie
March 14, 2011
NHL Barometer: Trade Regrets Already
Chris Stewart has flourished since getting dealt from Colorado to St. Louis.
March 6, 2011
NHL Barometer: Wideman/Boyes Get Boost From Trades
February 25, 2011
NHL Barometer: St. Louis Stays Hot
February 18, 2011
NHL Barometer: Tavares Showing Why He Went First
February 13, 2011
NHL Barometer: Kovalchuk Gets Back on Track
February 6, 2011
NHL Barometer: No More Malkin
Evgeni Malkin is out for the season with multiple knee injuries.
January 22, 2011
NHL Barometer: A Pair of Rising Stars
Milan Hejduk is among this week's risers.
January 16, 2011
Daniel Briere has carried last year's playoff performance into this season.
January 7, 2011
NHL Barometer: Doan Getting it Done in the Desert
January 2, 2011
NHL Barometer: A New Goaltender in Tampa
December 24, 2010
NHL Barometer: Big Injuries in Detroit and Buffalo
The Red Wings and Sabres lost key players in the season of giving with Pavel Datsyuk and Derek Roy going on the shelf.
December 17, 2010
NHL Barometer: Clowe-sing the Year Strong
San Jose's Ryan Clowe has found December to his liking, putting up 11 points through the month's first nine games. Find out who else has been hot enough to make the list this week.
December 13, 2010
NHL Barometer: Edmonton's Fine Rookie Class
December 3, 2010
NHL Barometer: A Peek at a Point-Producing Penguin
Pittsburgh's Kris Letang is second among all defensemen in points scored, earning him a mention in this week's column. See who else makes the list.
November 26, 2010
Barometer: Opportunity is Key
November 19, 2010
NHL Barometer: Happy Times For Vanek
Buffalo's Thomas Vanek has picked up the scoring pace of late, and it is not the only reason he is having a very good week. Find out who else gets a mention.
November 12, 2010
NHL Barometer: Young Blue Jacket on the Rise
November 5, 2010
NHL Barometer: Keith Back on Track
After a slow start to the season, Duncan Keith has been able to turn things around. Find out who else moves the ticker this week.
October 29, 2010
NHL Barometer: Jumping Flames
Rene Bourque (pictured) and Brendan Morrison have the Flames in first place in the Northwest Division.
October 22, 2010
NHL Barometer: Penguin's Pending Return
Jordan Staal has resumed practicing and could return to the ice soon. Find out who else makes the list this week.
October 15, 2010
NHL Barometer: Upgrade This Islander
Rick DiPietro's apparent good health gives his fantasy value a boost. Find out who else gets a bump, or a drop, this week.
October 8, 2010
NHL Barometer: Talented Youngsters Set to Make an Impact
October 3, 2010
NHL Barometer: Lucky Devil
Travis Zajac finds himself in a prime position between two 80-point scorers on New Jersey's top line. Find out who else is up and down in the opening edition of the Barometer.
April 4, 2010
NHL Barometer: RotoWire Barometer
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